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At The Queen Katharine Academy, we are committed to the professional development of all colleagues.  High quality CPD can take many forms – Academy-based, external provision and self-study.

The aim of this page is to support colleagues with their self-study activities by offering suggestions for reading and other ways of accessing CPD resources away from school.

Please contact if there is anything you would like adding.

Here are some ideas that may be of interest:

  • If teachers haven’t joined already, I strongly recommend that you join the Chartered College of Teaching.  There are many benefits to this, not least the access it gives you to a research library – much like a university library.  Here is a link.  It is less than £4 a month (less than £2 for NQTs) and it is a real investment:
  • Also, there is OpenLearn:  This is affiliated to the Open University and is a superb site where there is a wide range of courses which are free.  It is well worth checking out.  The courses are alphabetically listed and they cover such things as ‘Communication’, ‘Leadership’, ‘Making a difference’ as well as more academic courses and also subject-specific education courses.
  • Click here if you want to see the QKA Reading Ideas list (on Amazon) which I will add to over time.  This may offer some ideas if you feel like some actual shopping!
  • We also have a subscription to Leadership Matters – there are videos and presentations and all sorts of good CPD on here:



Lots of courses available here:


Please also see below for a few links to blogs and podcasts that you may wish to investigate.

Blog Links

(more to follow)


Video Links

Rosenshine Masterclass:

TED Talks:


Podcasts – these are led by a Maths teacher (Craig Barton) but are about T&L in general.